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Tour Your Future

Explore future STEM careers with Tour Your Future! This program for girls and non-binary youth ages 11–17 provides the opportunity to meet female+ professionals who work in STEM fields. Participants can experience what it is like to work in a variety of industries ranging from wildlife rehabilitation to robotics and more!

Tour Your Future welcomes cisgender girls, transgender girls, non-binary youth, gender nonconforming youth, genderqueer youth, and anyone who identifies as female.

Pre-registration is required.

Cost: $13 per student

Scholarships available. Call 412.237.3400 to learn more!


Thurs., June 26
10 am–Noon

Hatch logoHatch
375 N. Shore Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Hatch is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. We are a global network with more than 10,000 employees, and here in the United States we have more than 20 offices. We combine engineering and business knowledge and apply them to the various business units we work with. Our main engineering focuses are within metals, energy, infrastructure, and sustainability. We’re employee owned and a flat organization. As a company we’re committed to working closely with the communities we serve to ensure that our solutions optimize environmental protection, economic prosperity, social justice, and cultural vibrancy. We want their businesses, ecosystems, and communities to thrive, both now and into the future. Our Pittsburgh office serves as the corporate headquarters in the U.S. Out of the Pittsburgh office we have groups working in nuclear energy, mechanical, structural, electrical, process, steel, and metals engineering. You will be visiting with female STEM engineers in the structural, mechanical, infrastructure, and process fields. You’ll get to tour the office, meet some recent graduates, learn about the culture of Hatch, perform an experiment, enjoy lunch, then finish up with a Q & A session.

Max: 15 Min: 5

Website: https://www.hatch.com/About-Us/About-the-Company opens in a new window


Wed., July 10
10 am–Noon

Astrobotic logoAstrobotic
1016 N. Lincoln Ave.
Pittsburgh PA 15233

Astrobotic is at the forefront of advancing space exploration and technology development. Our expertise spans from lunar rovers, landers, and infrastructure to spacecraft navigation, machine vision, and computing systems for in-space robotic applications. To date, the company has been contracted for two lunar missions, and has won more than 60 NASA, DoD, and commercial technology contracts worth more than $600 million.

We recently launched and operated the first American lunar lander mission since the Apollo Program. Beyond helping lead America back to the Moon, Astrobotic developed and operates highly reusable vertical takeoff, vertical landing (VTVL) rockets and continues to advance next-generation VTVL capabilities and advanced rocket engines. Established in 2007, Astrobotic is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, with a propulsion and test campus in Mojave, CA.

Students will get the opportunity to meet real spacecraft engineers, tour Astrobotic’s Pittsburgh headquarters, view the real-time development of our next lunar lander, Griffin, through windows into our large clean room, and participate in a hand-on activity with staff from Moonshot Museum.

Max: 15 Min: 3

Website: Astrobotic.com opens in a new window


Tues., July 16, 2024
10 am–Noon

Pittsburgh Penguins logoPittsburgh Penguins
PPG Paints Arena
1001 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 

The Pittsburgh Penguins organization is a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, competing in the National Hockey League (NHL). Alongside our on-ice success, we also have robust STEM departments dedicated to promoting energy and innovation through the lens of hockey. From exploring hockey operations research to business intelligence and analytics, the Penguins STEM departments offer a unique and engaging perspective for participants interested in both hockey and STEM disciplines. Join us as we tour PPG Paints Arena and see behind the scenes of what day in the life looks like for the Pittsburgh Penguins staff. Meet current staff members that work in different departments and hear them speak to about their experience and expertise. The departments include Hockey Operations Research & Development, Business Intelligence and Analytics, Customer Relations Management, Game Day Presentation and Facilities Electricians and Engineers.

Max: 20 Min: 5

Website: https://www.nhl.com/penguins/ opens in a new window


Thurs., July 18
10 am–Noon

CGI logoCGI Pittsburgh Office
611 William Penn Pl., Suite 1200
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

CGI is a global IT and business consulting firm with over 90,000 members. Our members provide creative technological solutions to our client’s biggest problems.

Join us as we embark on an immersive technological journey, where innovation meets education. Our tour is designed to ignite curiosity in the world of STEM and inspire the next generation of technology leaders. Explore a diverse range of STEM careers through an interactive career panel led by our team of passionate STEM experts and engage in hands-on STEM activities throughout the guided office tour.

Don’t miss this opportunity to visit CGI and get answers to your most pressing career questions!

Max: 15 Min: 3

Website: IT and business consulting services | CGI.com opens in a new window


Fri., July 19, 2024
10 am–Noon

HDR logoHDR
301 Grant Street
Suite 1700
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1408

Come design a transportation system to get students from home to school around obstacles and environmental impacts. Learn about the different roles in planning and executing projects that play an integral role in your communities and day-to-day life. See what careers can look like at a top engineering firm from young professionals, including many female STEM engineers. You’ll get to tour the office, meet some recent graduates, and hear from a variety of professionals including airports, 3D modeling, and bridge inspection. Hosted by WTS Transportation YOU at HDR, an employee owned engineering firm ranked No. 6 by Engineering News-Record with 12K+ employees worldwide. HDR specializes in architecture, engineering, environmental and construction services. Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Transportation YOU is a hands-on, interactive mentoring program that offers young girls ages 13-18 an introduction to a wide variety of careers in transportation including engineering, planning, construction, marketing, communications and more! Through the program, WTS chapters work to make a difference in the lives of young girls by offering programs and activities that will spark their interest in all modes of transportation and encourage them to take courses in math, science, and technology, which are the stepping stones to exciting careers that can change the face of the transportation industry.

Max: 15 Min: 3

Website: HDR (hdrinc.com) opens in a new window

WTS - Advancing women - Advancing transportation - Pittsburgh


Tues., Aug. 6
10 am–Noon

Vistra logoBeaver Valley Nuclear Power Station
200 State Route 3016
Shippingport, PA 15077

The Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station is a two-unit site, generated by two Westinghouse pressurized water reactors. We will gather in the SSB (Site Support Building) upon your arrival for conversation. We will provide a general overview of the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station, a brief discussion on how nuclear power is made, & open up the conversation for questions. We will take a walking tour to visit the simulator (a replica of our control room) and also to see the steam generator tent. We will then return to the SSB for additional questions and discussion.

Website: Vistra Zero – Vistra Corp. opens in a new window


Thurs., Aug. 8
10 am–1 pm

Center for Vaccine Research logoUniversity of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research
3501 Fifth Avenue, Biomedical Sciences Tower 3
Pittsburgh, PA

Come visit us at the Center for Vaccine Research! This is a unique opportunity to talk to the experts about VIRUSES, VACCINES and the IMMUNE RESPONSE. During the tour you will explore the laboratory space, participate in scientific experiments, learn about all the training that goes into working with pathogenic viruses and leave with a gift bag to extend your learning at home. You will meet women immunologists and virologists at all career levels and learn what it’s like to be a scientist. Most importantly you will have a chance to talk to some of the most influential women at the center and get their take on what it’s like to be a woman in science!

Max: 10 Min: 3

Website: https://www.cvr.pitt.edu/ opens in a new window

FAQs

Can I go on a tour? Tours are open to individuals and groups ages 11–17. Cisgender girls, transgender girls, non-binary youth, gender nonconforming youth, genderqueer youth, and anyone who identifies as female is welcome.

What will I do on a tour? Typical tours include a guided tour of the host site’s facility, a Q&A session with women+ professionals, and a hands-on activity related to the work done at the host site.

How much does a tour cost? All tours are $13 per student. A limited number of need-based scholarships for individuals and groups are available. To request a scholarship for an individual, please complete this application opens in a new window. To request a scholarship for a school group, please fill out this application opens in a new window.

How do I sign up? Register online or call 412.237.3400 to book your spot.

What if the tour is filled? If the tour you’re interested in is filled, please call 412.237.3400 to be added to the waitlist. You will be notified if spaces become available.

Where do I go for the tour? All tours are on site at the specified locations, or on a virtual meeting platform. These are NOT at Carnegie Science Center. After registration is complete, you will receive an informational email approximately one week prior to the tour date with specific arrival and tour details.

For Professional Women+ in STEM Fields

If you are a cisgender woman, transgender woman, non-binary individual, gender nonconforming individual, genderqueer individual, or anyone who identifies as female working in STEM, we would love to meet you! You’re just one click away from inspiring some of our next great STEM professionals! Please take the time to fill out this form opens in a new window to host a Tour Your Future event at your place of work.

Tour Your Future No-Call No-Show Policy

Participants must cancel their spot at least one week in advance if they are unable to attend. If any participant is a no-call no-show two times during a semester, that participant will be unable to register for future tours.

Questions? Please contact Maggie Fonner at FonnerM@carnegiesciencecenter.org for more info.

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